Access and Inclusion Summit

About the Access and Inclusion Summit

At the Shire of Harvey, our vision is to create an accessible and inclusive community for all people. To do this, we need your help to understand what access and inclusion means to you, where we need to improve and what ideas you think we should consider when making our plan.

Our Access and Inclusion Summit can be joined for any of the activities in the schedule below. The Keynote Speakers will be live-streamed and a Co-Design Pack will be emailed to anyone wanting to participate remotely or after the event. The recording will be made available until Friday, 21 May 2021.

Summit accessibility features:

  • Transportation for those with access needs
  • Auslan Interpreting service
  • Other accessible formats of information at request
  • Fully accessible venue with three accessible toilets, lift and ramp
  • Flexible seating options and attendance times
  • Live streaming the talks and providing opportunities for people to participate remotely both during and after the Summit.

To attend, please complete the registration form below

For further information and request any access features, please contact Nicole on 9729 0308 or email


Friday, 30 April 2021.


9am to 4pm (join for any of the activities)

Summit Schedule of Activities


Summit Schedule

9am to 9.30amRegistrations
9.30am to 9.40amOfficial Opening
9.30am to 10amWelcome to Country and Story with Elder Lesley Ugle
10am to 10.30am

Keynote Speaker 

Ben Aldridge - 30 Foot Drop

10.30am to 11amMorning tea
11am to 11.30am

Keynote Speaker

Sash Milne - Human Centred Designer

11.30am to 12pmService Provider Stands and Inclusive Activity
12pm to 1pmLunch Break
1pm to 3pmCo-Design Workshop
3pm to 3.45pmAfternoon Tea
3.45pm to 4pmOfficial Close

Keynote Speakers at the Summit

Ben Aldridge from 30 Foot Drop

Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge from 30 Foot Drop survived a 10 metre drop that lead to him becoming a quadriplegic. He is an inspiring educator and presenter within the disability community.


Sash Milne is a Human Centred Designer,

Sash Milne

Sash Milne is a Human Centred Designer, social change leader and team facilitator, who develops co-designing programs that celebrate the strengths and advocate for the needs of local communities.

Lesley Ugle

Lesley Ugle

Elder and Director for Harvey Aboriginal Corporation. Lesley will conduct the Welcome to Country and Storytelling component of the day.